LaSalle Holds Off Smithfield, Hendricken Downs Classical to Advance to State Title Game

by Ken Bell

The defending state champion LaSalle Rams had to rally to beat Smithfield, 55 to 51 in a semifinal game at the Ryan Center.  Mike McCourt scored a game high 16-points.

The Rams will face Hendricken for the state title.  The Hawks downed Classical, 62 to 46, avenging a loss to the Purple in the D-1 title game two weeks ago.

Kyle Henseler scored a game high 24-points for the Hawks.  

Hendricken faces LaSalle for the boys state title at 6:00 pm on Sunday.